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No formula exists for making fine art. It is the elusive quality that makes the work of art rare and consequential. However, certain important elements can be explored. One is the idea of commitment. For the Fine Art photographer, there must first be the commitment to being an artist. Then...

Gallery Display Opportunity

WE ARE MOVING FORWARD with many initiatives that were announce with our first blog post. Here is one that is moving forward rapidly ...... We have hired a painter to come into our design office over Labor Day weekend.  The end result will be to have freshly painted walls so...

Success At Cedar Beach

Well, there were only a handful of us, but we had fun and we took lots and lots of great pictures last night at the 1st EVER Long Island Photo Gallery Photography Field Trip.  We are moving forward! Location?  Fire Island's Cedar Beach & Boat Basin. Although the weather was...

So, I was reading last months issue of one of my many photography magazine subscriptions and there was this whole review about the "latest and greatest" camera lenses that were new to the market.  This type of reading always catches my eye because I'm such a sucker for the "latest...

Saturday, August 8, 2009 Rain or Shine 9 am - 8 pm Belmont Lake State Park Pavillion 625 Belmont Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702 Sponsored by the Parrot Fanciers Club Admission $5 pp to help with rescued birds; additional fee for parking. The Parrot Club will be providing hot dogs, plates,...

The best way to keep your camera lenses clean is to, first and foremost, keep your lens caps on when your lens is not in use.  When changing lenses, be sure to immediately cap the lens after you remove them from the camera body. The most important part of the...

Portrait Photography

It may look easy, but portrait photography requires more than a point and click approach.  The photographer wants to capture the physical features of the subject or subjects and inject the mood of the moment into the photograph.  So how do you get the subject to give you a natural...

It's that exciting time of year again, Fourth of July.  Time to get some great photos of fireworks.  Here are a few tips from a recent article from Digital Photography School. 1.) Use a Tripod:  A tripod is critical when shooting fireworks because you will be using longer shutter speeds to...

Kodachrome

"Kodachrome They give us those nice bright colors They give us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah I got a Nikon camera I love to take a photograph So mama don't take my Kodachrome away" - Paul Simon Yesterday, Kodak announced...

Where Does The Time Go?

I know this has happened to you before.  You show up at work on Monday with a semi-ambitious 'To-Do' list for the week and before you know it it's Thursday and you've managed to increase rather than decrease the items on the list.  No problem!   This phenomenon is the...

Tuesday’s Tease

This week has been a busy one for Long Island Photo Gallery members. Some of our members were off to an all day Portrait Seminar at the Oyster Bay Planting Fields, while other members were out taking new photos and learning new software techniques.  All this while our own Jessica Hirschmann was updating...

It's really not my style to do much adjustment work with my images in Photoshop. I prefer to get it right in the camera the first time. But recently I had some time to play around with a flat light image I took of the Robert Moses Bridge. The image...